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speaker wire

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by pinktaco808, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    what do you guys suggest i run for the speaker wire from my amp to my front component speakers??? best sounding
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Ofc. Just go buy some.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    thanks everyone
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Just some 16ga of anything... none of it sounds better. I spent money on pretty wire and you cant even see any of it lol. Twisted, shielded, etc. all that is crap for speaker wire and does nothing... if it is copper its good enough... 16ga is all you need to concern yourself with and 12ga for subs. Litterally thats all there is to know about spekaer cable. You can buy the cheapest shit in the world and it will be just as good as $300 wire as far as sound quality.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    This^^^ just make sure its stranded and you'll be good cus solid is harder to feed
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Yep, higher strand counts are more flexible but does not do anything for sound. Same goes for am power and ground cable... likely you will use 4ga... in some instances larger but usually 4ga is adequate for a single cab. You could use extension cord cut up and it would sound the same.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    -as long as copper
    -16 ga


    that the only 2 main thing right???
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Lol I'm doing this and have been for years. It's not actual extension cord but the stuff that's used for lamps, which is the same thing depending on the extension cord. Got a spool of it for cheap. Works fine
     
  11. Apr 24, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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  12. Apr 24, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    how you know if it pure copper if it doesnt say anyrhing on it or because you found some wire laying around
     
  13. Apr 25, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Oxygen free copper has no impurities of iron and slightly better resistance but not enough to matter. Tinned copper make soldering easier but again is not necessary.

    The guy above is saying he uses lamp cord for wire. You could even use aluminum but it would have to be thicker. Don't overthink or over research this topic any 16ga copper is adequate.
     
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